Food and Crafts
Held the first Sun of each month between 1000-1400 hr, The Oromocto Market is run by the community FOR the community! Come see local crafts, check out vendors’ stalls, and eat waffles.
Where: Hazen Centre, Oromocto
The Fredericton Boyce Farms Market, open every Sat between 0600-1300 hr, is recognized as one of Canada’s top 10 community markets and has been open for over 60 years! The Market provides ultra-fresh local produce, meats & seafood, and baked goods as well as cheeses, homemade jams, NB wines, artisan chocolates, and specialty coffees & beans. Vendors selling one-of-a-kind items, including pottery, jewelry, paintings, textiles and lawn sculptures, are on-site, and Food Alley has a range of fresh and ready-to eat meals, including breakfast and lunch!
Where: Boyce Farmers Market, Fredericton
Dumphries Maples invites you to visit their sugarbush to savour the sweet aroma of sap boiling down, taste the sticky goodness of taffy on snow, and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast in their beautiful cedar log cookhouse. Visitors can walk or snowshoe through the sugarbush to see sap dripping into buckets on the maples. The pancake house is open on the weekends year-round, cash only. Watch Dumphries Maples’ website here to learn when the sugaring will begin!
Where: Dumphries Maples, Dumphries
The Clay Cafe is a “paint-your-own pottery” studio designed for all age groups – a relaxed, café-like atmosphere for people to enjoy painting on pottery. The studio has over 300 kinds of pottery to paint…plates, bowls, mugs, teapots, vases, and lots of cool designs for kids. The studio is a bright and colourful environment for your creative experience, so you can spend quiet time alone, quality time with your family, or relaxing social time with friends.
Where: Clay Cafe, Fredericton
Endeavours Art Shop provides classes in a range of mediums, such as screenprinting, watercolours, and drawing, for levels ranging from beginner to advanced.
Where: Endeavours Art Shop, Fredericton
Milk and Honey Home is a working studio offering artisan paint supplies, classes and one-of-a-kind finds. It is a certified retailer for two great Canadian-made paint companies, Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and FAT chalk style paint.
Where: Milk and Honey Home, Fredericton
Join the Oromocto and Area Food and Clothing Bank for Souper Mondays! Have a soup and sandwich as well as a dessert and tea/coffee/water all FREE with a donation. Take-out is available!
Where: Oromocto and Area Food and Clothing Bank, Oromocto
When: Every Mon, 1100-1300 hr
The local area has a number of farms where you can spend time outside picking your own fresh food. A number of these locations have beautiful views, take a picnic and enjoy the day! Here are just a few locations to check out.
Charlotte’s Family U-Pick Orchard – Apples, plums, and pears
Johnny Appleseed U-Pick – Apples
River View Orchard – Apples, strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins,and a corn maze in the fall
Sandow Farm – Apples
Doucett’s Orchard – Apples
Everett Family Orchard – Apples
Gilbert’s Farm – Apples and strawberries
Big Sky Sea Buckthorn – Sea buckthorn
Cameron Orchards – Apples
Sunset U-Pick – Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries
Growing food, minds & communities. The Oromocto and Area Community Gardens provide an inclusive space for all citizens to garden together within the Town of Oromocto and its surrounding area. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 478-0699.
Where: Oromocto and Area Community Gardens, Oromocto
The Ladies Beer Connection works with the amazing New Brunswick brewery network to bring ladies and beer closer together.
Where: Check them out online here to learn about their events.